That's an irrelevant angle to argue because Apple has negated it completely. I suspect that having to check a box to load non-Play Store apps is just as effective in curtailing the sources of infection.
I love the fear mongering. Do you own Apple stock?
I see we're going to get all secret agent style here. Except that people spreading malware are low-impact criminals, so I don't see this happening either.
But standing at a bus stop and spotting someone sharply-dressed, I could ask to use their phone to make a quick call for [insert excuse here], and in a few seconds, install similar malware.
You could? Don't you think they'd notice when you're opening the browser and typing URLs rather than making a phone call?
Since the one of the main talking point about android is the ability to side install apps.
It's a talking point because on Apple devices it isn't even an option at all. I'm highly doubtful that malware could spread effectively via sideloading.
The fees aren't what's important. It's the licensing terms and rules they seek to impose as a condition of access. The goal isn't money, it's using the rights granted by patent protection as a club to control others.
Did anyone really expect the MPEG-LA to offer license terms that were amenable to FOSS goals? That would eliminate their ability to exert and enforce control over the market.
Patents have no value in conveying knowledge these days, they are simply artillery for court battles and chains you can yank to control the actions of others.
I think he's referring to the fixation some "conservatives" have on Obama's association with Bill Ayers.
Still, that might be what is going on here.
Yeah, and Ancient Aliens might not be entirely fabricated.
Ok, so no one can say. Good to see that posting unsubstantiated, politically biased bullshit is now a staple of Slashdot comments.
They now have a mandate to have EVERYBODY's.
Really now? Where in the legislation does it say that the IRS has the right to access health records?
I take it then that it didn't, and probably never would, occur to you that they might simply be conducting reconnaissance to see if an attack is feasible?
Because we must always assume the worst, and therefore we should overreact and assume a state of perpetual paranoia?
You do know that Al Qaida agents have been caught more than once doing that?
Really? Got anything to back that up?
May I assume then that you don't bother to check both ways before crossing the street since that would be "giving in to fear" of being hit by a car?
Ah yes, because driving oneself into a state of paranoia such that we must live in constant suspicion of our neighbors is equivalent to making no cars are traveling down the street.
perhaps drinking water from the toilet wouldn't bother you because you refuse to "live in fear" of disease? And insurance? Doesn't that just show you are living in fear of an accident? Apparently in your world, people don't do things that are prudent, they only act out of fear. Pity that.
You're completely fucking off base.
Apple and Microsoft will happily comply. After all, they've already take away the end-user's control of their mobile devices.
Mockery does not counter the point that the MPL3 was chosen explicitly because it preserved the copyleft nature. Said same contributors may be unwilling to shift to the Apache license for precisely that reason.
Come back when you have a real response.
Of course this means that they're TERRORISTS out to kill people, and not just stupid people tresspassing.
The important thing here is that you adapt to the state of perpetual fear that you're supposed to live in.